Zoya’s first close up! The camera loves her. See how she’s looking all cute and sweet for the camera (before later pooping on mommy and trying to take down some of the North End’s Petunias). She’s prime political material. 

Koopa the painting Tortoise!! 

Koopa’s art is in such high demand that he actually does custom orders. Seen here, the remarkable reptile has almost finished creating a summer-themed painting requested from an Australian buyer. You might expect an artist like Koopa to take his time, but he’s quite prolific. His pieces hang in 35 of the 50 states.

So I read the saddest story today on my tortoise mailing list. Tortoise twins!  Twin hatchlings, one normal sized & alive and one tiny & deceased, were born to a list member. When torts are born, they hatch with the yolk attached and absorb it for nutrients. Though its sad that one didn’t make it, I am in awe of how small and perfectly formed the little twin is.

In a bizarre attempt to honor the Year of the Rabbit and educate the public, an aquarium in Seoul has hosted a reenactment of Aesop’s classic tale, “The Tortoise and the Hare.

The strange, surprisingly entertaining event in South Korea featured a sea turtle instead of a tortoise and a diver dressed up in what appears to be rabbit pajamas, to play the part of the hare. 

Read More: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/diver-wearing-rabbit-costume-races-a-sea-turtle

Diver Races Sea Turtle (by uzoouk)